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48th and O-No!

March 6, 2006 at 6:56pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I suppose the big news in Lincoln today is closing of 48th & O and the related re-routing of traffic. I’m sure glad I don’t regularly need to pass through that area. It doesn’t sound like much fun at all.

On the plus side, I hope the new and improved O Street means a new and improved area all around. The new shopping area on the southeast corner will get things started, and I suspect other developments will follow.

At least there are other ways to get around the 48th and O area. Imagine the troubles that’ll be caused by the closing of the O Street viaduct leading to and from West O. There aren’t many ways to get across the tracks to West Lincoln. I’m especially concerned for the “limited mobility” folks who can’t easily add a couple miles to their journey.

Starship Troopers

March 5, 2006 at 5:47pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

When the new parking garage/high-rise proposal was first announced, I didn’t think there would be much of an uproar about the Starship 9 going the way of the Dodo. The place is grungy and ill-maintained, and nobody goes there any more. Right?


I’ve been impressed by the Starship Troopers, the defenders of Lincoln’s two buck “dollar theater”. I had no idea so many people were so passionate about the Starship. Unfortunately for them, there aren’t enough of them to halt the Starship’s demise. But based on what I’ve read and heard there ought to be enough of them to justify a replacement sooner rather than later.

Giving Up the Ghost

March 3, 2006 at 1:24pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

A few blogs on the Lincolnite blogroll have given up the ghost over the past month or so. It’s unfortunate to see them end, but I thank their authors for trying. I think this is a good time to put out the call for some new blogs to add to the blogroll. I know a lot of new Lincoln-related blogs have popped up lately. Which ones am I missing? Let me know about them in the comments.

Coming Soon: Planet Sub

March 2, 2006 at 11:14pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I noticed today that Planet Sub will be moving into the location vacated by Kep’s Sporting Goods on P Street downtown. It’s an awfully big storefront for what appears to be a fairly simple deli, so it’ll be interesting to see how they fill up all of that space. Looks like they’re shooting for an April opening.

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